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    How to Avoid the DMV

    - Our latest newsletter looks at the ways the California Department of Motor Vehicles is trying to improve and the ways the state's residents are attempting to avoid it. 
Sergio Gonzales, one of the longest-tenured servers at Musso’s, delivers truffled mac and cheese, crab Louie, and grilled New York steak to a hungry Anniversarist.
CHRISTINA GANDOLFO
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The Restaurant That Helped Define Hollywood

In this week's newsletter, we spill the secrets of L.A.'s most glamorous vintage eateries with writer and historian David Kipen.

Whole roasted San Miguel vermilion, an example of a boat-to-table meal.
LUIS GARCIA
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Tastes as Big as California

Subterranean Sacramento and home cooked meals in Riverside? In this week's Alta newsletter, we explore California's burgeoning food scenes outside of high-profile San Francisco and Los Angeles. 

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Changing the Course of LGBTQ History

In this week's newsletter, we discover LGBTQ leaders who changed (and are changing) the course of history in California—and the world. 

Close-up of Peru’s beloved ají chiles—grown in California.
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Desperately Seeking Peruvian Peppers (in California)

In this week's newsletter, meet the Orange County lawyer who grows ajis amarillos—and then gives them away.

San Francisco native Danny Glover (right) costars in The Last Black Man in San Francisco with Fails (left) and Majors (center).
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Don’t Cry For Me San Francisco

San Francisco has become the nation's punching bag — and those that love the city are starting to punch back. Could a new film unite us all? 

Built in 1908, the Gamble House was designed by architects Greene & Greene, for use by David and Mary Gamble (of Procter & Gamble fame) as a winter residence.
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10 Oscar-Worthy Landmarks

Some of Hollywood’s most memorable scenes aren’t stolen by actors—but by the scenery itself. In this week's newsletter, we count down our favorite picks for California landmarks that helped make a movie. 

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The Call of the Open Road

David Thomson's dispatch is nicely timed with summer on the horizon and the beckoning of the open road. A road trip around California sounds pretty great right now.